HSE204 - Motor Learning and Development


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) with significant campus requirements

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D333, D394, M320 and E377.

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Health-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 x topic modules (delivered online) plus 5 x 1 hour seminars plus 7 x 2 hour practicals

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

4 x topic modules (delivered online) plus 5 x 1 hour seminars (delivered online) plus 2 x 1 day practical intensives scheduled on two weekends in trimester.


This unit provides an introduction to concepts in human motor learning, motor control, motor development and physical growth. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms and fundamental processes underlying the learning of motor skills and to show how motor development is influenced by physical growth. Application of motor learning, motor development and physical growth concepts, to selected aspects of skill acquisition and remediation of skill in work, sport and everyday living are considered.

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